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Required for those who have safeguarding leadership responsibilities or responsibility for leading activities involving under 18 year olds and/or adults who may be vulnerable due to age, illness or disability.

For example, the person in charge of a youth group will require training to C2 (Leadership) level whereas a volunteer acting as an additional adult at a youth group session, but is never the leader of the activity, would require training to C1 level.

Including but not limited to:

  • Authorised Children's, Youth and Families Workers
  • Authorised Evangelists/Evangelism Enablers
  • Authorised Local Preachers
  • Authorised Pioneers 
  • Bell Tower Captains
  • Bishops Visitors
  • Children and Families Ministers
  • Choir Leaders
  • Churchwardens
  • Directors of Music
  • Home Visitors
  • Leaders of activities for adults who may be vulnerable due to age, illness or disability
  • Leaders of activities for under 18 year olds
  • Ordinands prior to leaving TEI
  • PSRs (Parish Safeguarding Representatives)
  • Safeguarding lead on PCC
  • Safeguarding Leads in religious communities
  • Youth and Children's Pastors
  • Youth Group Leaders
  • Youth Ministers

The completion of both of our online safeguarding courses is a pre-requisite for attending this face-to-face safeguarding training course.

Current C2 Training Events

To book a place to attend a face-to-face Safeguarding Training Course just click on the date that you would like to attend and follow the instructions. You should then receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite with your ticket attached.

St Leonard in Lexden, 112 Lexden Road, Colchester, CO3 4BL - FULL!!
Saturday Morning 16th March 2019 (Registration from 09:45 to start at 10:00)

John Owen Barn, Fordham Hall, Church Road, Fordham, CO6 3NL
Saturday Morning 30th March 2019 (Registration from 09:15 to start at 09:30)
St John the Baptist Church, High Rd, Leytonstone, London, E11 1HH
Saturday Morning 27th April 2019 (Registration from 09:45 to start at 10:00)
St Nicholas Church, 208 Long Rd, Canvey Island, SS8 0JR
Tuesday Afternoon 23rd April 2019 (Registration from 13:15 to start at 13:30)
St Nicolas Church Hall, Chipping Hill, Witham, CM8 2JS
The Church in Great Notley, Bridge End Lane, Great Notley, Braintree, CM77 7GN
Tuesday Afternoon 7th May 2019 (Registration from 13:15 to start at 13:30)
St Michael and All Angels Church, Galleywood Common, Chelmsford, CM2 8PW
Saturday Morning 11th May 2019 (Registration from 09:15 to start at 09:30)
The Parish Rooms, Church Path, Saffron Walden, CB10 1JP
Saturday Morning 18th May 2019 (Registration from 09:30 to start at 09:45)
Widford Parish Centre, Forest Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 2TS
Friday Afternoon 7th June 2019 (Registration from 13:15 to start at 13:30)
St Mary's Parish Church Woodford, 207 High Road, South Woodford, E18 2PA
Saturday Morning 13th July 2019 (Registration from 09:45 to start at 10:00)

Please Note:

  • Please allow at least 3 hours to complete the C2 Leadership face-to-face training.
  • Refreshments will be provided.
  • If you do not confirm cancellation of your booking 2 working days before the training event you may be charged a £12 cancellation fee.
  • If you are unable to attend and wish for a colleague to come along instead of you this will need to be confirmed with the safeguarding team at least 2 working days before the training event.
  • The minimum number of participants for each group will be 15. In cases where there are fewer than 15 participants the Safeguarding team may cancel this event and give notice to all those who were due to attend. We aim to cancel as few events as possible.
  • The course is interactive – expect to participate in a variety of small group exercises.
  • We are sorry, but this course is not suitable for children or pets.

If your church is interested in hosting C2 Leadership Face-to-Face Safeguarding Training in 2019 please contact the Safeguarding Team by emailing to discuss this further.

For general information about C2 level Safeguarding training please contact the Safeguarding Team by emailing or call 01245 294438.

Previous C2 Training Events

All Saints Church, Little Canfield, Church Lane (off Stortford Road), Little Canfield, CM6 1SU
Saturday Morning 26th May (09:15-12:00) - Cancelled as minimum requirement of attendees not met

All Saints Church (Beacon Centre), Drake Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, RM16 6RW
Thursday Evening 7th June (17:15-20:00

St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrew’s Close, Alresford, Colchester, Essex, CO7 8BL
Monday Afternoon 18th June (13:15-16:00)

Saint Stephen's Church, 18 Knight's Way, Brentwood, CM13 2AS
Wednesday Evening 20th June (17:45-20:30)

St Michael and All Angels Church, Main Road, Gidea Park, Romford, RM2 5EL
Monday Evening 25th June (17:45-20:30)

St Chad's Church, Chadwell Heath, Dagenham, Romford, RM6 6JH
Wednesday Afternoon 4th July (13:15-16:00)

St Andrew's Church, 222 High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 6QP
Wednesday Afternoon 11th July (13:45-16:00)

Church of St Edward the Confessor, Church House, Market Place, Romford, RM1 3AB
Saturday Morning 21st July (09:45-12:45)

Meadgate Church, The Orchards, Mascalls way, Chelmsford, CM2 7NS 
Saturday Morning 28th July (09:45-12:45)

St Marys Church, Churchgate Street, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0JT
Thursday Afternoon 2nd August (13:15-16:00)

St Mary's Church, Church Hill, Lawford, Manningtree, CO11 2JX
Wednesday Afternoon 5th September (13:15-16:00)

St John the Baptist Church, St John's House, St John's Road, Epping, CM16 5DN
Tuesday Evening 11th September (17:15-20:00) - Cancelled as minimum requirement of attendees not met

St Peter's Church, Hinguar Street, Shoeburyness, SS3 9AN
Thursday Afternoon 20th September (13:15-16:00) - Cancelled as minimum requirement of attendees not met

Hope Hall, St Mary's Loughton, 201 High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1BB
Saturday Morning 29th September (09:15-12:00) - CANCELLED - but re-scheduled

Christ Church, Perry Street, Billericay, CM12 0NX
Thursday Evening 11th October (17:45-20:30)

Colchester Christ Church, Ireton Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3AT
Saturday Morning 27th October 2018 (09:45-12:45)

St John the Baptist Church, St John's House, St John's Road, Epping Essex, CM16 5DN
Saturday Morning 10th November 2018 (09:15 to 12:15)

For more information please contact Laura Tyler
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